Has the whole hip-hop world gone crazy? Tech N9ne, B.o.B. and Hopsin get more mileage out of the horror-rap trend (Odd Future helped hip-hop go horror last year, if you hadn’t noticed) with “Am I A Psycho?” a four-minute journey into madness. The new video finds the three MCs spitting their way around an abandoned house, where they don masks, brandish chain saws and terrorize one spooked-looking tied-up couple. Or at least Tech N9e and Hopsin do, handling the dirty work while B.o.B. takes it easy and haunts the halls in a Drizzy cardigan. (Now we know what he’s up to when he’s not playing the guitar.)
The track, full of screechy keyboard strings and forceful, revved-up rhymes, gets plenty creepy-crawly, though it reminds us of the recent horror film homage of Game’s also crazy “Martians vs. Goblins,” not to mention Kanye West’s “Monster” and Kid Cudi’s “No One Believes Me.” You know what this means, everybody: It’s time for our favorite Doggfather to make a sequel to “Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror.” (An actual hip-hop horror movie from 2006, back when Tyler, the Creator was still riding the bus to school. Uncle Snoop: way ahead of his time.)
At 6’s And 7’s, Tech N9ne’s 12th album, dropped last summer — his best-charting album yet. Dude may be nuts, but he’s not going anywhere.
+ Watch Tech N9ne’s “Am I A Psycho?” video.